Andersonville National Historic Site and National Prisoner of War Museum, Andersonville

4.8
#16 of 233 in Museums in Georgia
Must see · Cemetery · History Museum
Occupying the grounds of the notorious Camp Sumter, a primary Confederate prison camp during the Civil War, Andersonville National Historic Site and National Prisoner of War Museum memorializes the horrific conditions of the soldiers held here. Perhaps one of the most inhumane prisons of the Civil War, the complex saw 13,000 of the 45,000 prisoners who passed through its gates die of disease, malnutrition, or dehydration. You can visit the site--home to monuments, a cemetery, and an outline of the prison grounds themselves--via a self-guided driving tour of the area. Be sure to stop by the museum to see exhibits and displays paying tribute to and detailing the lives, experiences, and survival of U.S. prisoners of war throughout history. You can plan Andersonville trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.
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  • Learning about the Confederate prison during the War Between the States. You must hire a guide to learn what really happened here. Or else you will not realize what took place here, what the life was....  more »
  • We returned to Andersonville Prison to pay respects to our Civil War Veteran who is interred there. The POW museum is excellent and offers a tremendous amount of what is was like to be a POW. They...  more »
  • This is the Confederate Civil War Prison Site and National POW Museum. It is very well maintained by the National Park Service. The Visitor Center houses the National Prisoner of War Museum which is....  more »
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  • It was a very emotional place. Very Serene and beautiful. It is tasteful and very important to our history. The amount of soldiers graves to the number of unknown graves is so amazing!
  • Somber place well worth the time to visit. Go inside the visitor center and get a CD to play while you do the drive around outside tour. So informative and sad what war does to people in all sides. So many interesting facts that the general public is unaware of. Staff at center was very helpful and they had a small gift shop too. In the summer I suggest going as early in the morning as you can to avoid the heat/humidity.
  • World class facility. Our tax dollars going to a wonderful and vital cause. Everyone should know this historical place. Makes me proud to be an American!
  • A very good visit and the history!! Town is small, and no events going on while we were there. Sucked that the small museum was a " 5 dollar donation". Look it costs $5 to get in, just say so.
  • Very knowledgeable staff. Definitely take the free audio tour. It really helps if you don't know the history of the POW camp. Also, the DVD of the movies they play is very inexpensive. Buy it, even if only to support the museum.

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